DEVELOPMENT & ALUMNI
KESHARI GANGRADE, MSW ’59, retired from her position as pro-vice-chancellor of the University of Delhi–India. Previously she served as dean, faculty of social sciences; dean, School of Social Work; and professor of social work.
and CEO of Benevon and currently serves as a director of the American Association of Fundraising Counsel, a trustee of the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, and Life Trustee of the Swedish Medical Center. She presented to MSW students during an October luncheon hosted by the School of Social Work’s Development and Alumni Relations Office and the Office of Student Services.
DAVID KREHBIEL, MSW ’68, served as a Presbyterian minister for seven years before coming to the U-M School of Social Work. He worked for the Michigan Department of Social Services in protective services, foster care, and adoption for twenty-three years. Later, David made a move to administration as manager of the Ann Arbor district for the Michigan Department of Social Services before retiring in the early 1990s. He returned to the church to work for a few more years and is now fully retired. He presented to MSW students at an October luncheon hosted by the U-M School of Social Work’s Development and Alumni Relations Office and the Office of Student Services.
LINDA (TOEPFER) BOWMAN, MSW ’75, is a resource advocate at Neighborhood Senior Services. She provides services that enable seniors to remain in their own homes. Servicing clients over sixty years of age who reside in Washtenaw Count , NSS provides chore services, home repair, medical transportation, resource advocac , in-home social work assessments, volunteer services, and information and referral. Linda recently built the database for Washtenaw 2-1-1.
STEVE KATz, MSW ’76, runs support groups for at-risk high school students, as well as for children whose families are involved with the American Cancer Society. He integrates photography with his clinical work and also utilizes succulent and cacti gardening techniques. In addition, Steve works as a volunteer recruiter for U-M undergraduate programs in Texas. He presented to MSW students during an October luncheon hosted by the School of Social Work’s Development and Alumni Relations Office and the Office of Student Services.
JESSE BERNSTEIN, MSW ’70, was recently selected as president and CEO of the Ann Arbor Area Chamber of Commerce. Jesse previously served as president of Strategic Performance Planners, LLC. He says that even though he has spent most of his career in the private sector, he was always guided by his social work foundation. Jesse finds that social work values and practices are core to his everyday work life. He presented to MSW students during an October luncheon hosted by the School of Social Work’s Development and Alumni Relations Office and the Office of Student Services.
BUNYAN BRYANT, JR., MSW ’65, PHD ’70, received the Damu Smith Power of One Environmental Justice Award from the Deep South Center for Environ- mental Justice. He has written books about environ- mental justice and helped organize the first national academic conference on it. Bunyan founded and di- rects the U-M Environmental Justice Initiative and is a professor at the U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment. To help fund research, he recently pledged $100,000 to U-M over five years.
TERRY (GOLDBERG) AxELROD, MSW ’71, has more than thirty years of experience in the nonprofit field, including founding three nonprofit organizations in health care and affordable housing. She is founder
EMILY JEAN MCFADDEN, MSW ’76, teaches part-time at Grand Valley State University School of Social Work. She also serves on the State of Michigan Social Work Board and chairs the Continuing Education Commit- tee. Emily volunteers as a therapist with domestic vio- lence survivors at the Center for Women in Transition. She is giving the plenary address at the International Foster Care Conference in February 2007.
GLENN WHITELAW, MSW ’76, is currently a professor at Wayne State University School of Social Work and has served as an adjunct faculty member for ten years. He is past president of Michigan Association for Marriage and Family erapy. He presented to MSW students at an October luncheon hosted by the School of Social Work’s Development and Alumni Relations Office and the Office of Student Services.
DARLENE (KNAPP) RACz, MSW ’77, has been named the new associate director of social work and com- munity programs for the U-M Health System’s Geriatrics Center and Turner Geriatric Clinic.
ROBERT WOLLACK, MSW ’78, received an honorary bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. Robert is founder, president, and CEO of Wolverine Human Services.
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